Special Exhibitions & Events

Special Exhibitions 2022

Forty Years a Potter – The life of Dorothy Watson

This exhibition charts the life of Dorothy Watson, a pioneering spirit, who ran her pottery business in Rolvenden from 1936-1962. 
Based on the research of William Barham and displaying some wonderful examples of her pottery from his collection, we tell the story of her struggles and triumphs and show the wonderful fruits of her labours.

How Tenterden celebrates Royal Occasions

Inspired by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this exhibition looks at the way local people celebrated the Coronation in 1953 including a home movie of the Coronation celebrations in the town. It also looks back at other royal occasions and visits including the accession and jubilee of King George V and royal visits from the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.